|Specialist Areas:||Abuse, ACC, Addiction, Adjustment to chronic illness, Adolescent development, Alcohol & drug issues, Anger management, Anxiety, Assertiveness training, Attachment, Attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), Bipolar disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Bullying, Depression, Eating disorders, Emotion regulation, Grief and bereavement, Health Anxiety Disorder, Identity difficulties, Insomnia, Life transition & adjustment issues, Mental health, Mental illness, Mindfulness, Mood disorders, Obesity, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Peri & post natal depression, Personality disorder, Phobias, Positive psychology, Post traumatic stress disorder, Professional burnout, Professional supervision, Self-esteem & self development, Sexual abuse, Shyness & social skills deficits, Smoking cessation, Suicide, Trauma, Weight management, Work stress|
|Treatment Areas:||Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Compassion-focussed therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based therapies, Positive psychology, Schema therapy, Solution-focussed therapy|
|Client Types:||Adolescent, Adult|
|Address:||1 St Albans Ave
|Practice Name:||Practice 92|
|Bio:||I am a registered clinical psychologist providing assessment and therapy to older adolescent and adult clients in central Auckland. I have experience working in both the public and private sector, including 6 years in Adult Community Mental Health and two and a half years developing and implementing treatment plans for at risk youth as Clinical Lead for West Auckland NGO, The Kauri Trust. I have been in private practice since 2013 and have been a registered ACC sensitive claims assessor and treatment provider since 2015. I have worked with clients from all walks of life and supported people with a wide range of experiences and difficulties. My work has given me a strong sense of the need for all of us to feel able to manage the overwhelming experiences life can hand us. This has developed in conjunction with my doctoral research into the efficacy of mindfulness and I have a special interest in mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies. I believe these approaches allow my clients to be more skillful in managing their distress and flourish in the reality of their day to day experiences.
I take a validating and friendly approach to my work and have found that many people benefit from support to develop personally relevant strategies to manage their distress. I have training and experience in a variety of evidenced-based therapies and talk with my clients first about which approaches may best suit them.